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Old 05-20-2016, 07:02 PM   #11
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Locked wheels 'hopping' on wet pavement is a possible explanation for the vibration you experienced in that case. Its possible this would happen on dry pavement too... we've probably all seen the double-dashed line skid marks left when a transport locks wheels.

I wouldn't expect grease-fouled brakes... the OP said the trailer is new and its quite unlikely that the dealer would have added grease to a just-delivered trailer.

Its possible its adjustment but just a bit suspicious that only the front axle is affected and apparently each side equally. Personally, I've never adjusted a trailer brake in my life.

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Old 05-20-2016, 08:11 PM   #12
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I wouldn't expect grease-fouled brakes... the OP said the trailer is new and its quite unlikely that the dealer would have added grease to a just-delivered trailer.

Mine did, (or it was done at the factory) and I had only one operational brake until I decided it was time to repack my bearings. The one brake that was working was completely worn and had to be replaced. It IS one possible explanation to the OP. No power to to one axel is another. Both should be checked.

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Old 05-20-2016, 10:39 PM   #13
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Could also be that the juice isn't getting to the front axle brakes. Several posts here about wires to the brakes either not being connected or being broken. So check your wiring. Also: There is typically one wire going in (from the 7-pin connector) and one coming out. The one coming out is usually just grounded to frame. Several posts about the ground wire not being adequate connected to the frame or being broken. So you need to make sure BOTH wires are good.

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